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  1. VIP Member
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    every dog has his day

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    Well, every dog has his day; and I have had mine. I cannot complain. (Shaw’s “Caesar and Cleopatra”)

    every dog has his day = our day will also come = our rooster will also start crowing

    Thank you for your efforts.


    Last edited by vil; 01-Sep-2010 at 08:28.

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    Re: every dog has his day

    Evrybody has his chance, his opportunity, his pleasures, his moment in the sun, his 15 minutes of fame.

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    Re: every dog has his day

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    Yes, but keep in mind that his is only male.
    That's why you can say:
    Everybody has their chance.
    (His + her.)


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